Quote of the day

Sexolympics

Influenced by concerns about overpopulation, the counterculture of the 1960s, and the societal effects of television, the play depicts a world of the future where a small elite control the media, keeping the lower classes docile by serving them an endless diet of lowest common denominator programming and pornography. The play concentrates on an idea the programme controllers have for a new programme which will follow the trials and tribulations of a group of people left to fend for themselves on a remote island. In this respect, the play is often cited as having anticipated the craze for reality television.

From Wikipedia description of the 1968 television play The Year of the Sex Olympics.

2 responses

  1. Thanks for the link 🙂 That is too close to the truth to believe :O

  2. This was rescreened a few years ago, it was amazingly prescient, not just with the reality TV, but with the porn as well, mind-numbing, repetitive and designed to disgust as much as arouse.

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